Medical Assistant

  1. What's the best field to start off in as a medical assistant? (dermatology, family or specialty)
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    Joined: Aug '16; Posts: 3

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  3. by   PNCC2001
    Family Practice will give you the broadest experience; after that you can specialize.
    Last edit by PNCC2001 on Sep 17, '17 : Reason: typo
  4. by   HappyLittleTrees
    I agree, family medicine is broad and you get to care for patients of all ages, from a couple days old days to over 100 years old! I think it's a good way to figure out where you'd like to specialize.
  5. by   PediatricMA
    Family! I started in internal med, then general surgery, now I am in peds. Starting in something so broad can really help you understand what you like and where you feel most comfortable in.
  6. by   OhioBPH
    I agree with family practice being a good start if you are unsure where you want to work, however in the interview ASK what the patient demographic is like. Some are a good mix, but the one I worked at was mostly geriatric, rarely pediatric.
  7. by   Jaxee
    I started in Occupational which was great. Now I am in an Internal/Family clinic, however we do not see peds. I've learned so much and it is fast paced too which keeps it interesting.

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